He went to Te Aute in 1888 and in 1897 was the Second Assistant Master at Te Aute College. Wi Repa and Peter Buck sat their Medical Preliminary at Te Rau Kahikatea Māori Theological College near Gisborne. He graduated with M.B. and Ch.B. He was based in Hicks Bay.
- Wi-Repa, Tutere. "Te Aute Boys After Leaving School: Paper No. 1." Papers and Addresses Read Before the First Conference of the Te Aute College Students’ Association, February, 1897. Gisborne, N.Z.: Printed at the Herald Office, 1897. 3.
- "Te Aute Boys After Leaving School: Paper No. 1." Papers and Addresses Read Before the First Conference of the Te Aute College Students’ Association, February, 1897. Gisborne: Printed at the Herald Office, 1897. 3-5.
- In this paper Wirepa states that the purpose of the first conference of the Te Aute College Students’ Association was to establish a connection between current students of Te Aute and old boys. Wirepa writes of his concern for Te Aute school leavers and he contends that the school’s success should not just be assessed in terms of examination results but also in the inculcation of life-long moral and spiritual values. Wirepa notes that some have been critical of Te Aute’s impact on former students but he contends that home influence and a lack of Christian input have also played a major role in the lives of old boys.
- "Nga Reta Tuku Mai: Te Kura Takuta (Na Te Kai-Tuku Kōrero Mai O Murihiku.)" Te Pipiwharauroa, He Kupu Whakamarama 18 (Akuhata [Aug.] 1899): 5.
- "Haereenenga i Nga Takiwa Māori: 1. Ngai-Tahu." Te Pipiwharauroa, He Kupu Whakamarama 26 (Aperira [Apr.] 1900): 9-10.
- "Haereenenga i Nga Takiwa Māori." Te Pipiwharauroa, He Kupu Whakamarama 27 (Mei [May] 1900): 8-9.
- "Haereenenga i Nga Takiwa Māori." Te Pipiwharauroa, He Kupu Whakamarama 28 (Hune [June] 1900): 12.
- "He Whakaaro." Te Pipiwharauroa, He Kupu Whakamarama 30 (Akuhata [Aug.] 1900): 2-3.
- "Depopulation in New Zealand." Oceania 3.2 (Dec. 1932): 227-234.
- Wi Repa discusses what he considers the ‘most powerful factors which contributed to the depopulation of [Māori in New Zealand]’, under the headings: war, pestilence, sterility, infantile mortality, and rural depopulation. The editorial notes accompanying this article state: ‘This paper was read as a contribution to the discussion on Population Problems of the Western Pacific at a joint meeting of Sections F, I, E and P (Anthropology, Medical Science, History and Geography) of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1932.’
- "The Māori and Civilisation." Echoes of the Pa: Proceedings of the Tairawhiti Māori Association for the Year 1932. Gisborne, N.Z.: Tairawhiti Māori Association; Gisborne Publishing, 1933. 80-94.
- Address given to the Tairawhiti Māori Association on July 26, 1932, in which Wi Repa describes the ‘Māori outlook upon modern Aotearoa’ and discusses what he terms the ‘dual existence’ of Māoridom.
- "Mataatua Meeting House, 1875." Whakatane and Dist. Historical Society Review 6 (1958): 7-16.
- Notes on the Mataatua Meeting House by Wi Repa which include a letter by Wi Repa to Dr J. C. Wadmore who conducted a survey of the house, and ‘Notes on the Tipunas" which provide brief biographies and whakapapa of various tipuna.
- "Te Kura Takuta. Te Ruuma Tapatapahi Tupapaku." Te Pipiwharauroa, He Kupu Whakamarama 33 (Noema [Nov.] 1900): 7.
- "Kawanga O Te Wapu O Wharekahika." Te Toa Takitini 48 (1 Hurae [July], 1925): 257-259.
- "Te Tangata." Te Toa Takitini 49 (1 Akuhata, [Aug.] 1925): 272-275.
- Williams, John A. Politics of the New Zealand Māori: Protest and Cooperation, 1891-1909. [Auckland, N.Z.]: Auckland UP, 1969. 190.
- Taylor, C.R.H. A Bibliography of Publications on the New Zealand Māori and the Moriori of the Chatham Islands. Oxford: Clarendon; Oxford UP, 1972. 33, 40, 113.